The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 54 81 106
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +25
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 310 197 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.22% 2.87% 2.58%
As % of the Applications category 25.85% 18.87% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 256 148 149
Average salary £27,600 £29,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.82% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £100,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1199 1044 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.32% 15.21% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 987 851 946
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +31 169 £27,500 +12.24% 15
Cheshire +4 89 £30,000 -14.28% 19
Merseyside +13 30 £40,000 +33.33% 12
Lancashire +3 19 £20,250 - 3
Cumbria +3 3 £24,000 -34.24% 5
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 397 (68.80%) Microsoft
2 316 (54.77%) MS Excel
3 237 (41.07%) Windows
4 168 (29.12%) SQL
5 126 (21.84%) Active Directory
6 116 (20.10%) SQL Server
7 109 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
8 107 (18.54%) Finance
9 105 (18.20%) Project Management
10 98 (16.98%) Windows 7
11 83 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 82 (14.21%) Degree
13 80 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 79 (13.69%) ITIL
15 77 (13.34%) MS Exchange
16 76 (13.17%) TCP/IP
17 63 (10.92%) SharePoint
18 62 (10.75%) .NET
18 62 (10.75%) MS PowerPoint
19 59 (10.23%) Windows XP
20 54 (9.36%) T-SQL
21 51 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
22 50 (8.67%) Time Management
22 50 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
23 49 (8.49%) C#
24 47 (8.15%) Management Information System
25 46 (7.97%) VMware
25 46 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
26 45 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
26 45 (7.80%) MCP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (13.34%) MS Exchange
2 63 (10.92%) SharePoint
3 33 (5.72%) IIS
4 28 (4.85%) Lync
5 27 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.08%) SAS
9 7 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.87%) CMS
12 4 (0.69%) Site Server
12 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 316 (54.77%) MS Excel
2 62 (10.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 44 (7.63%) MS Project
4 23 (3.99%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.04%) SPSS
7 5 (0.87%) FastStats
8 3 (0.52%) Windchill
8 3 (0.52%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.35%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.35%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.35%) Revit
10 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.17%) InDesign
10 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.25%) Google Analytics
3 9 (1.56%) Tridion
4 5 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.69%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.52%) CA Clarity
6 3 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.35%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.35%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) Exstream
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.99%) Office 365
2 16 (2.77%) SaaS
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (13.17%) TCP/IP
2 43 (7.45%) DNS
3 37 (6.41%) VPN
4 33 (5.72%) DHCP
5 31 (5.37%) Internet
6 26 (4.51%) LAN
7 23 (3.99%) WAN
8 17 (2.95%) SAN
8 17 (2.95%) Firewall
9 11 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.56%) VoIP
11 8 (1.39%) HTTP
11 8 (1.39%) VLAN
11 8 (1.39%) Network Security
12 7 (1.21%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.21%) Intranet
12 7 (1.21%) Wireless
13 6 (1.04%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.04%) SSL
13 6 (1.04%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (4.51%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.60%) DB2
8 14 (2.43%) Data Mining
8 14 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
8 14 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.87%) Big Data
11 5 (0.87%) QlikView
11 5 (0.87%) MS Access
11 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.69%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.69%) EDMS
12 4 (0.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.56%) JIRA
2 4 (0.69%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.35%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 107 (18.54%) Finance
2 44 (7.63%) Marketing
3 27 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.99%) Banking
4 23 (3.99%) Retail
5 20 (3.47%) Legal
6 12 (2.08%) Automotive
6 12 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.91%) Law
8 7 (1.21%) Back Office
9 6 (1.04%) Local Government
10 4 (0.69%) Games
10 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 198 (34.32%) Analyst
2 58 (10.05%) Support Analyst
3 54 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 52 (9.01%) IT Support
5 50 (8.67%) Developer
6 39 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 36 (6.24%) Project Manager
8 32 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (5.03%) Service Analyst
10 26 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (4.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (3.64%) Administrator
12 21 (3.64%) Applications Support
12 21 (3.64%) Senior Manager
13 20 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
14 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.29%) IT Support Analyst
15 18 (3.12%) Senior Project Manager
16 15 (2.60%) Applications Support Analyst
16 15 (2.60%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.75%) .NET
2 26 (4.51%) XML
3 18 (3.12%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 13 (2.25%) CSS
6 10 (1.73%) HTML
7 6 (1.04%) COM
8 5 (0.87%) jQuery
9 4 (0.69%) XSL
9 4 (0.69%) J2EE
10 3 (0.52%) Ajax
11 2 (0.35%) Classic ASP
11 2 (0.35%) Sass
12 1 (0.17%) JPA
12 1 (0.17%) CSS3
12 1 (0.17%) HTML5
12 1 (0.17%) HornetQ
12 1 (0.17%) Spring
12 1 (0.17%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.43%) Blackberry
3 14 (2.43%) Mathematics
3 14 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.91%) Visualisation
4 11 (1.91%) Statistics
5 9 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.21%) iPhone
7 6 (1.04%) Clustering
8 5 (0.87%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.87%) GIS
9 4 (0.69%) NHS
9 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.69%) IVR
9 4 (0.69%) Tandem
9 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.35%) APACS
10 2 (0.35%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 237 (41.07%) Windows
2 98 (16.98%) Windows 7
3 83 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (10.23%) Windows XP
6 50 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.07%) Linux
8 32 (5.55%) Windows 8
9 21 (3.64%) UNIX
10 11 (1.91%) Android
11 9 (1.56%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.20%) Project Management
2 79 (13.69%) ITIL
3 51 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (8.67%) Time Management
5 45 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (7.45%) PRINCE2
7 42 (7.28%) Change Management
8 39 (6.76%) CRM
9 34 (5.89%) Service Delivery
10 31 (5.37%) Service Management
10 31 (5.37%) Migration
11 29 (5.03%) ETL
12 28 (4.85%) Analytics
13 27 (4.68%) ERP
14 25 (4.33%) Business Analysis
15 20 (3.47%) Document Management
15 20 (3.47%) Scrum
15 20 (3.47%) Systems Analysis
16 19 (3.29%) E-Commerce
17 18 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 168 (29.12%) SQL
2 54 (9.36%) T-SQL
3 49 (8.49%) C#
4 38 (6.59%) VB
5 26 (4.51%) VBA
6 20 (3.47%) C
7 16 (2.77%) Java
8 12 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.39%) VBScript
10 8 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.52%) VB6
12 3 (0.52%) C++
13 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.35%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.35%) Python
13 2 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 82 (14.21%) Degree
2 46 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (7.80%) MCP
4 29 (5.03%) MCSE
5 27 (4.68%) MCSA
6 25 (4.33%) MCTS
7 19 (3.29%) Security Cleared
8 17 (2.95%) MCITP
9 15 (2.60%) CCNA
9 15 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.25%) A+ Certification
11 12 (2.08%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.73%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.39%) HND
14 8 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.21%) CISSP
15 7 (1.21%) CCNP
16 5 (0.87%) HNC
16 5 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.28%) SLA
2 16 (2.77%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.17%) BS7799
System Software
1 126 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.07%) Hyper-V
3 31 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.25%) vSphere
5 9 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.04%) Snort
6 6 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.04%) XenApp
7 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.69%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.52%) Xen
9 3 (0.52%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.73%) SCCM
2 8 (1.39%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.04%) Nessus
3 6 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.69%) DameWare
4 4 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.52%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.52%) WSUS
6 2 (0.35%) OpenView
6 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 397 (68.80%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.97%) VMware
3 41 (7.11%) Oracle
4 31 (5.37%) HP
4 31 (5.37%) Citrix
5 17 (2.95%) SAP
5 17 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.60%) Dell
6 15 (2.60%) Cisco
7 14 (2.43%) McAfee
8 13 (2.25%) Google
9 11 (1.91%) Coremetrics
10 10 (1.73%) Symantec
11 9 (1.56%) EPiServer
11 9 (1.56%) hybris
11 9 (1.56%) Fujitsu
12 8 (1.39%) NEC
13 7 (1.21%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.21%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.04%) Remedy
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